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Local Climate Change Action Plan: Regional GHG Summary, 2018

Click on the link below to read the LCCAP and discover your municipalities' carbon footprint, and how we can meet the proposed GHG reduction targets of 15% less in municipal operations by 2028, and 6% less across our communities by 2028. Feedback or ideas? Contact us! SSS staff are available to talk to you about the Local Climate Change Action Plan. Please contact us to inquire about the LCCAP, or to request a presentation or further information.

Click here to view SSS's Local Climate Change Action Plan (LCCAP): Regional Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Summary, June 2018

A greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory is a key to the development of a local climate change action plan, and in achieving Milestone 1 in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Partners for Climate Protection (PCP) program. A GHG inventory brings together data on community and municipal sources of GHGs to estimate emissions for a given year. Two separate GHG inventories and forecasts have been created for our municipal partners: one for regional municipal corporate operations and one for regional community sources, aligning with the PCP Protocol: Canadian Supplement to the International Emissions Analysis Protocol.

Click here to view the LCCAP Methodology and Data Sources, 2018

Municipal Sustainability Report Card, 2016

The Municipal Sustainability Report Card is a comparative tool to evaluate the sustainability actions and initiatives in place by our 7 partner municipalities. The Report Card examines municipalities and their operations through the lens of sustainability (social, environmental and economic considerations). The goal is to recognize and celebrate sustainable practices, and also encourage further action by sharing information on successful practices integrated by other regional municipalities. The Report Card looks at 23 practices, selected through a scan of best practices in Ontario municipalities, and supplemented by research and surveys completed by Ontario municipalities through the Environmental and Sustainability Coordinator's Network.

Click here to view the 2016 Municipal Sustainability Report Card

Sustainability Action Plan, 2016-2018

The Sustainability Action Plan was SSS's Strategic Plan for the term of 2016-2018, and directed the work of SSS staff and the Sustainability Committee.

Click here to view the SSS Sustainability Action Plan, 2016-2018 (English)
Click here to view the SSS Sustainability Action Plan, 2016-2018 (French)

Baseline Survey of Municipal Opinions on Sustainability, 2016

This survey was completed to:

  1. Identify best practices for measuring and evaluating stakeholder engagement.
  2. Assess the awareness of municipal staff and council representatives in regards to SSS and sustainability overall.
  3. Discern municipal priorities and factors motivating municipalities to address sustainability issues.
Click here to review the Baseline Survey of Municipal Opinions on Sustainability by SSS and Georgian College Research Analyst Program Research Team, 2016

Baseline Survey of Community Opinions on Sustainability, 2015

The purpose of this survey was to analyze the awareness, attitudes, behaviours and barriers in relation to sustainability concepts as held by the communities of Midland, Penetanguishene, and the Townships of Georgian Bay, Severn, Oro-Medonte, Tiny and Tay.

Click here to review the Summary Report: Community Survey by SSS and Georgian College Research Analyst Program Research Team, 2015

Severn Sound Sustainability Plan, 2009

SSS was created in 2011 to provide leadership on the Severn Sound Sustainability Plan. Although no longer a key driver of the SSS project, as the project stakeholders now select and identify action for the SSS project to undertake - the Plan and the pillar structure of Environmental Protection and Integrity, Community Well-Being and Economic Prosperity continue to remain the fundamental principles guiding SSS and their approach to sustainability programming.

Click here to view the Severn Sound Sustainability Plan, 2009